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Inventory of the Eugene Field Papers, 1872-1899
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  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Eugene Field Papers,
    Date (inclusive): 1872-1899
    Creator: Field, Eugene
    Extent: 127 pieces
    Repository: The Huntington Library
    San Marino, California 91108
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information


    Acquired from Bixby, 1918; Eugene Field Jr., 1925; Sotheby's, Dec. 1958; Dorothy Pierce, 1959; Fred Field, Dec. 7, 1965.


    Collection is open to qualified researchers by prior application through the Reader Services Department. For more information please go to following URL .

    Publication Rights

    In order to quote from, publish, or reproduce any of the manuscripts or visual materials, researchers must obtain formal permission from the office of the Library Director. In most instances, permission is given by the Huntington as owner of the physical property rights only, and researchers must also obtain permission from the holder of the literary rights. In some instances, the Huntington owns the literary rights, as well as the physical property rights. Researchers may contact the appropriate curator for further information.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Eugene Field Papers, The Huntington Library, San Marino, California.


    Eugene Field (1850-1895), American poet and journalist, was born and raised in St. Louis and in 1873 he married Julia Sutherland Comstock, also of Missouri. Before marrying Julia Comstock, Field took an extended trip to Europe and on his return he began working for a number of newspapers around the country, including St. Louis, Kansas City, Denver, and Chicago.

    Subject Matter

    Collection of manuscripts by Eugene Field, mostly autograph copies of his own poems, and letters written by and to Field. Contains a large number of letters from Field to his wife, both before and after they were married, many dating from his trip to Europe in 1873.